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“Here we are, finally!”, he said landing on the ground.

“Took little long to reach but that was known”, she added

“Lets not waste time now and go ahead with the job at hands”, he hurried her.

Looking little surprised, she questioned, “You mean, its me who is wasting time?”

“What made you think so?”, he asked and was visibly ruffled.

“Leave it. I don’t have energy and time to prove my point”, she answered with sarcasm.

“Should we start searching for food, then?”, said he setting the tone for peace and not war.

“Even if we get a grain here, I will be more than happy. But keep an eye for the luscious worm. Follow me”, she replied.

He already had turned in the opposite direction and was seen sprinting away.

Growing upset, she summoned, “Are we not a team in this search?”

Stopping for a moment in his track, he replied, “By all means we are. But that doesn’t me that we should follow each other. You check in one direction and I in another. The first one to spot grains or the worms, will alert other. Was it not the deal?”

Not left with any answer, she strutted in the opposite direction. Few steps ahead, she got doubtful. “The place is deserted. Its hot day and a lazy afternoon is all that is prevailing all over”, she stated.

“A crowded place would have made our hunt difficult. Nothing safer than the deserted corner in the dock yard for the worms”, he answered without turning towards her.

“Sometimes he thinks smart”, she pondered.

Suddenly, she sensed footsteps approaching around the corner. She made the long cooing sound and flew up. Perched on the wire that hung near the wooden pole, she turned her head to witness the activity on the ground. He joined her too.

Few men appeared from opposite direction. Half way through the lane, they greeted each other. A casket and a suitcase changed the hands. The men were about to depart.  There was a sudden rush of the stamping feet. An ambush followed. Gun shots filled the air with terror. Few were nabbed after the scuffle and some were captured after a chase . They were handcuffed and taken away.

The pigeons cooed together. Wearing his sun glasses a man looked up. With a broad smile, he waved a thumb to the pigeons and walked away. The pigeons flew away too.

The pigeons were ‘drone-robots‘ controlled remotely from the Police Headquarters. Their eyes were fitted with cameras for recording, monitoring event and telecasting it live back to the control room. The spotting of the human was code worded as “worm” and that of “suspicious consignments” as “grains”.  Getting the tip off about the smuggled diamonds, the dock yard police had roped in the services of these messengers. Inspector Rohini and Inspector Milind operated them for this assignment. Back at the control room, they gave each other a “Hi 5”


Linking this post to #FridayReflections by Shalini and Corinne


20 Comments

Zainab · March 5, 2018 at 12:12 am

Oh wow! I didn’t see that coming at all! Good take, Anagha!

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Thanks Zainab for visiting. Glad that you liked it.

Bellybytes · March 5, 2018 at 12:53 am

Hey Anagha another unexpected end to your stool pigeon story. I think your lag line should be expect the unexpected.

Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) · March 5, 2018 at 2:53 am

Pretty cool story. Unexpected ending!

Shalzzz · March 5, 2018 at 9:09 am

Oh God! This is brilliant, Anagha! I thought it was just a pigeon story until the last few lines. Amazing idea!

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Thank you so much Shalini for visiting and for appreciating my efforts.

Shalzmojo · March 5, 2018 at 9:29 am

How cool are these pigeons- I normally hate this dreaded bird for their cockroach like existence in our lives. But your story gave them a new perspective altogether – very very smart Anagha!!

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Same here Shalini. I so hate their presence. The make each and every open area of my house so dirty…But as the messengers, they are the best! Thanks for visiting and appreciating my take.

Meha · March 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

This was cool story Anagha! When are you penning a novel?

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Thank you Meha for the uplifting remarks. I am so fortunate to have you as my blogger buddy.

Dipika Singh (@gleefulblogger) · March 5, 2018 at 1:22 pm

That’s wonderful Anagha, love it. Pigeons as robots, or rather spy cops. Awesome.

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks you Dipika. Glad you liked it.

Roma · March 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Impeccable piece of writing Anagha, could hve never imagined what was coming 😊

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks Roma for kind remarks!

Parul Thakur · March 5, 2018 at 6:53 pm

That was smart. Enjoyed reading your post. I thought this was going to be an autobiography when it turned to be a CIA operation 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I wish the Police department is equipped with such smart gadgets in near future! Thank you Parul for visiting and appreciating my efforts.

Varsh · March 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Oh my! That was one twist I didn’t foresee. Just assumed they were a bickering pigeon couple. 😉
Great take, Anagha!

    Anagha Yatin · March 5, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    The bickering was only in the background as it always happens in life, isnt it? Thanks Varsha for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

Tasneem Batawala · March 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Oh dear such a mind blowing ideas u get.proud to have u as my friend.

    Anagha Yatin · March 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you Tasneem for visiting and appreciating! I am equally proud to have you as my friend since long.

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